McFarlane has been promising a new Spawn film for a while and he finally has the
production in motion. He is still planning on directing the film and says that
the new film ďwill be dark and heavy, serious, R-rated. It wonít be a superhero
movie. I donít think most people would categorize it as that. It will be a
supernatural thriller, like a lot of good creep movies. I like to explain that
itís my Jaws. Spawn doesnít say a word the entire movie, and itís the same way
with Jaws. Itís about the sheriff and the people, chasing the ghost. Thatís it.
The lead role isnít Spawn; the lead role is a cop, like Sheriff Brody from Jaws.
I think we can hook a fairly significant actor that we want. Unlike a superhero
movie, we wouldnít need an actor to put on prosthetic makeup or go to the gym.
We just need him to act.Ē The actor playing Spawn is Jamie Foxx. The cop will be
played by Jeremy Renner. The budget for the film will be between $10-12 million.